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Wednesday’s high schools: Belchertown scores eight in 12th inning to earn key baseball victory

It was a long Wednesday afternoon for the Belchertown baseball team, but the result could go a long way in determining the fate of its season.

The Orioles scored eight runs in the 12th inning and went on to a 17-11 extra-inning road victory over Athol.

By beating the fellow Division 2 opponent, Belchertown (1-4) now needs just one win in three remaining D2 games to claim a tournament berth.

Nick Leduc (four RBIs) had two of his three hits in the 12th, including a bases-clearing double. The Orioles scored three times in the frame on bases-loaded walks, once on a passed ball, while Eric Adzima stole home on an attempted squeeze play.

Trailing 9-7 entering the top of the seventh, an RBI double by Andrew Davidsohn and a sacrifice fly by Leduc tied it up.

Trevor Erb had two hits, reached base five times and scored three runs. Steve Boudreau added two hits and knocked in a pair.

Tommy Daley pitched the final nine innings in relief to earn the win.

Hampshire Regional 13, Frontier Regional 9 — The Raiders (2-2) collected 10 hits in a home victory over the Red Hawks (3-1), who collected nine hits.

Eddie Hagelstein went 3-for-4 with a double, a triple and five RBIs to lead the Raiders (2-2) to the home victory.

Adam Laroche picked up the win in relief of his brother Doug, allowing three hits and striking out two in four innings.

Matt Byrne got the start for the Red Hawks (3-1) and took the loss, giving up eight runs on eight hits while striking out two in 31∕3 innings.

For Hampshire, Scott Labrie went 3-for-3 with a walk and four runs, Doug Laroche had a walk, a hit and three runs and Brandon Weyant had a double and two RBIs.

Niko Ames led Frontier with three hits and three RBIs, while Ryan Hoar added a hit and two RBIs.

Amherst 16, Brattleboro (Vt.) 5 (5) — The Hurricanes (5-1) scored five runs in the first and blew the game open with seven in the fourth as they won on the rule.

Ty Peake and Django Ellenhorn each went 4-for-4. Peake added two runs, an RBI double and four stolen bases. Ellenhorn had two runs, two RBIs, two doubles and two stolen bases.

Jack Schrader (hit, run) and Asher Young (two hits) each had three RBIs, while Jose Cabrera scored three times and Justin Carey had three stolen bases.

Brendan Ziomek allowed two hits and struck out three in 21∕3 innings. Angelo Fabozzi struck out one and allowed no walks in 22∕3 hitless relief for the win.

Cathedral 3, Northampton 2 — The Blue Devils (3-4) scored two runs in the top of the seventh to tie the game, but the Panthers (4-2) earned the walk-off win in Springfield.

Ben Christopher (RBI), David Konowitch (run) and Hunter Salem each had two hits in the loss.

Granby 3, Westfield Voke 0 — Shane Hollenbeck allowed one hit and struck out six over six innings in the victory for the Rams (4-2, 2-0 Tri-County North).

Zach Funk struck out one to earn the save.

Commerce 6, Smith Vocational 3 — Jordan Castillo had an RBI triple and scored on an error, and Jason Talbot singled but the Vikings (0-3) fell on the road.

Softball

Frontier Regional 10, Pioneer Regional 0 — Krystel Enko struck out 11 in six innings for the Red Hawks (2-2, 2-2 Franklin) in the home victory.

Enko (two RBIs, run scored) and Sarah Toomey (two runs, RBI) each had three hits for Frontier. Cassidy Stankowski had two hits, knocked in a pair and scored twice, while McKayla Poissant doubled and scored twice.

Hampshire Regional 14, Mahar 0 (5) — Ashlee McGan fired a two-hit shutout with eight strikeouts as the Raiders (5-0, 4-0 Franklin) remained perfect with the home blowout.

Savannah Waters led the Hampshire offensive attack by going 3-for-4 with two runs scored and an RBI. McGan (two runs), Anna Dziok (run) and Chelsea Moussette (RBI) each picked up a pair of hits.

Renaissance 8, Smith Vocational 7 (9) — The Vikings (2-4) scored two runs in the sixth to tie the game at 5-5, and scored two more in the eighth to tie it at 7, but the Phoenix (4-3) won it in the ninth.

Alice Kubacki’s RBI single in the sixth plated Natasha Cintron with the first run. Kubacki later scored on a wild pitch.

Riley Lacaprucia and Cintron scored on passed balls in the eighth.

Madeline Spencer-Orrell struck out 20 and walked seven in the loss.

Brattleboro (Vt.) 13, Amherst Regional 1 — Cassie Long launched a home run in the fourth inning for the Hurricanes (1-5) in the road loss.

Jazzy Moonstone picked up the other hit for Amherst. Ally Faulstick struck out two in four innings of work in the circle.

Athol 12, Hopkins 5 — Allie Leclair, Nicole Morrison, Kari Cristoforo and Laci Waskiewicz (two runs) all scored in the loss for the Golden Hawks (2-2, 0-2 Franklin).

Northampton 14, West Springfield 2 — The Blue Devils (5-1) erupted for 18 hits as five players went 3-for-4 in the blowout.

Maya Kerstetter (four RBIs), Emily Baldwin (four RBIs), Kristen Gross (four runs, RBI), Mary Greco (three runs, RBI) and Nadine Harris (two runs, RBI) powered Hamp.

Boys tennis

South Hadley 4, Holyoke 0

At Mount Holyoke College

First singles: Mikey Miele (SH) def. Zane Patrie, 6-1, 6-2; Second singles: James Stawarz (SH) def. Garrett Lemieux, 6-0, 6-0; Third singles: Dante Pio (SH) def. Nick Glanville (H) 6-4, 6-2; First doubles: Chris Larrow & Bobby Loughrey (SH) def. Chris Snyder & Ben Cornell, 6-1, 6-1;

Records: South Hadley (2-3)

Belchertown 3, Chicopee 2

At Belchertown

First singles: Kevin Lindhult (B) def. Tim Gooden 6-2, 6-1; Second singles: Ethan Smith (B) def. Tommy O’Shea 6-3, 6-4; Third singles: Casey Wegrzyn (C) def. Robbie Lewis 3-6, 6-3, 6-3; First doubles: Brian Turnbull & Chris Ricardo (C) def. Sam Stroman & Zach Kuhn 6-2, 6-3; Second doubles: Jack Stinson & Mike Sugrue (B) def. Mike Goulette & Matt Gates 7-5, 6-2

Records: Belchertown (3-2); Chicopee (4-1)

Girls tennis

Palmer 4, Holyoke Catholic 1

At Palmer Middle School

First singles: Nathan Drewniak (H) def. Taylor Mastriani 6-0, 6-1; Second singles: Liane Martin (P) def. Ari Adamski 6-0, 6-0; Third singles: Jenni Fox (P) def. Kacper Chrabaszcz 6-0, 6-0; First doubles: Laura Tompkins & Jeralyn Halstead (P) def. Pallavi George & Melissa Iczkowski 6-0, 6-1; Second doubles: Alexis Swift & Paige Mastalerz (P) def. Annie Vo & Rachel Goncalves 6-4, 6-1

Records: Holyoke Catholic (3-1); Palmer (4-0)

Northampton 5, Central 0

At Central High School

First singles: Phoebe Gelbard (N) def. Jennifer Pham 6-1, 6-1; Second singles: Adele Fantasia (N) def. Analy Duong 6-0, 6-0; Third singles: Phoebe Jones (N) def. Joanna Mueller 6-2, 6-2; First doubles: Olivia Bernstein & Katherine Lesko (N) def. Kazma Abdou & Kim Huynh 6-1, 6-2; Second doubles: Joy Jennings & Eva Cilman (N) def. Diana Bui & Paolo Orduz 6-0, 6-4

Records: Northampton (3-3); Central (3-3)

Baseball

Belchertown 17, Athol 11 (12)

Belchertown 102 040 200 008—17 10 5

Athol 003 411 000 002—11 9 5

WP - Daley; LP

Records: Belchertown (1-4); Athol ()

Commerce 6, Smith Vocational 3

Commerce 000 300 0—3 2 2

Smith Voke 112 200 x—6 10 1

WP - Gonzalez; LP - Wackerbarth

Records: Smith Voke (0-3)

Hampshire 13, Frontier 9

Frontier 204 021 0—9 9 5

Hampshire 412 231 x—13 10 4

WP - A. Laroche; LP - Byrne

Records: Frontier (3-1); Hampshire (2-2)

Cathedral 3, Northampton 2

Northampton 000 000 2—2 8 1

Cathedral 110 000 1—3 8 1

WP - Begley; LP - Hale

Records: Northampton (3-4) Cathedral (4-2)

Granby 3, Westfield Voke 0

Granby 100 002 0—3 2 0

Westfield Voke 000 000 0—0 1 4

WP - Hollenbeck; LP - Parsons; S - Funk

Records: Granby (4-2, 2-0 Tri County North) Westfield (0-6, 0-4 Tri-County North)

Amherst 16, Brattleboro 5 (5)

Amherst 502 72 —16 13 0

Brattleboro 104 00 —5 2 2

WP - Fabozzi

Records: Amherst (5-1)

Softball

Frontier 10, Pioneer 0

Pioneer 000 000 0—0 4 2

Frontier 152 020 x—10 16 0

WP - Enko; LP - Healey

Records: Pioneer (2-4, 1-3 Franklin); Frontier (2-2, 2-2)

Hampshire 14, Mahar 0 (5)

Mahar 000 00 —0 2 3

Hampshire 414 5x —14 15 1

WP - McGan; LP - Donelan

Records: Mahar (1-3, 0-3 Franklin); Hampshire (5-0, 4-0)

Renaissance 8, Smith Voke 7 (9)

Renaissance 000 221 021—8 4 3

Smith Voke 003 002 020—7 3 4

WP - Godding; LP - Spencer-Orrell

Records: Renaissance (4-3) Smith Voke (2-4)

Brattleboro 13, Amherst 1 (5)

Amherst 000 10 —1 2 3

Brattleboro 144 4x —13 10 1

WP - Wood; LP - Faulstick

Records: Amherst (1-5)

Athol 12, Hopkins 5

Athol 230 034 0—12 15 2

Hopkins 021 001 1—5 8 1

WP - Hazen; LP - Leclair;

Records: Athol (3-2, 3-2 Franklin) Hopkins (2-2, 0-2 Franklin)

Northampton 14, West Springfield 2 (6)

Northampton 053 141 —14 18 1

West Springfield 100 100 —2 6 1

WP - Greco; LP - Solitario

Records: Northampton (5-1) West Springfield (3-2)

Girls track

Northampton 105, Longmeadow 40

at Northampton

(Top local finisher)

Shot put: 1. Lauren McGrath (N), 30-3.5; Discus: 1. McGrath 83-2; Javelin: 1. Isabelle Ness (N), 82-8; Long jump: 1. Adrienne Pascucci (N), 15-8.5; Triple jump: 2. Sierra Loomis (N), 32-3.75; High jump: 1. Pascucci, 4-11; 110-meter high hurdles: 1. Pascucci, 16.6; 100: 1. Khaila Ramirez, (N), 12.9; Mile: 1. Mia Toffoli (N), 5:35.6; 4x100 relay: 2. Abigail Springfield, Isabelle Reynolds, Ella McDonald, Mae Gloman (N), 58.7; 400 low hurdles: 1. Pascucci, 1:11.3; 800: 1. Anna Moore (N), 2:30.3; 200: 1. Alexandra Dibrindisi (N), 26.7; 400: 1. Ramirez, 60.1; 2-mile: 1. Maggie Mahoney (N), 12:42.4; 4x400: 1. Moore, Erica Dean, Loomis, Dibrindisi (N), 4:28.2

Records: Northampton (3-0); Longmeadow (2-1)

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